1. #27641
    Quote Originally Posted by Flimsy View Post
    Is there a stress test later today or something? I just seen a tweet saying there's a test later.

    Im new to the GW2 scene I have no clue how they run things I just pre purchased the game today.
    Stress test in 30 minutes
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    Yeah, Rhandric is right, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoomi View Post
    I want the boooooooooook
    The book's the bet part imo.

  3. #27643
    Is there a way to level up in GW2 skipping the events? I mean, I know they're fun, but a friend of mine, curious about the game, asked me if events were optional, or a demanded part of the game.

    I didn't knew what to answer, seeing as your personal story is just a handful of quests (a quest-chain of about 10 quests tops every 10 levels, that's not exactly a lot) and the wiki lists that there are 350 Renowned hearts on the game (the closest equivalent of quests outside of your personal story).

    Is it possible to level up, at a reasonably fast speed, skipping the events entirely? or you just HAVE to hop from event to event?

    Por que odiar si amar es mas dulce? (*^_^*)

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    Well honestly I think the best way to level is to forget about leveling. That seems to bring a checklist mentality to it. If you get rid of the checklist and just play and explore, the leveling will take care of itself.

    With that said, I'm sure you could level without doing the dynamic events but I would think it would be harder to avoid doing them then just doing some accidentally.

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    Jesus these 20 minutes are too slow.


  6. #27646
    Quote Originally Posted by Digglett View Post
    Jesus these 20 minutes are too slow.
    And worse will it be after the event ends and we have to wait till launch

    (Unless there's another stress test )

  7. #27647
    Quote Originally Posted by Derah View Post
    Is there a way to level up in GW2 skipping the events? I mean, I know they're fun, but a friend of mine, curious about the game, asked me if events were optional, or a demanded part of the game.

    I didn't knew what to answer, seeing as your personal story is just a handful of quests (a quest-chain of about 10 quests tops every 10 levels, that's not exactly a lot) and the wiki lists that there are 350 Renowned hearts on the game (the closest equivalent of quests outside of your personal story).

    Is it possible to level up, at a reasonably fast speed, skipping the events entirely? or you just HAVE to hop from event to event?
    Your get xp from: Gathering, crafting, killing (grinding), renown hearts, DEs, WvW, personal story, exploration...did I miss any?
    So if you don't want to do DEs, you still have 7 other methods of getting xp. Of course, renown hearts and personal story are one-shot experience boosts, so you can't level purely on them. But that still leaves 5 other repeatable methods of gaining experience.

    But in reality, if you try to avoid events, you're missing out on a lot of the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryngo Blackratchet View Post
    Yeah, Rhandric is right, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derah View Post
    Is there a way to level up in GW2 skipping the events? I mean, I know they're fun, but a friend of mine, curious about the game, asked me if events were optional, or a demanded part of the game.

    I didn't knew what to answer, seeing as your personal story is just a handful of quests (a quest-chain of about 10 quests tops every 10 levels, that's not exactly a lot) and the wiki lists that there are 350 Renowned hearts on the game (the closest equivalent of quests outside of your personal story).

    Is it possible to level up, at a reasonably fast speed, skipping the events entirely? or you just HAVE to hop from event to event?
    Well events are the vast majority of content and the ones that provide the most experience.

    But there is crafting, renown hearts, WvW fights (Arrowcart can powerlevel fast), Killstreak boost rampage, exploring and personal story.

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    Keep in mind people if you buy the discounted copy of GW2 from green man gaming and you key says it's already been used then it most likely has there's been stories of GMG giving the same keys out twice.

  10. #27650
    Quote Originally Posted by Derah View Post
    Is there a way to level up in GW2 skipping the events? I mean, I know they're fun, but a friend of mine, curious about the game, asked me if events were optional, or a demanded part of the game.

    I didn't knew what to answer, seeing as your personal story is just a handful of quests (a quest-chain of about 10 quests tops every 10 levels, that's not exactly a lot) and the wiki lists that there are 350 Renowned hearts on the game (the closest equivalent of quests outside of your personal story).

    Is it possible to level up, at a reasonably fast speed, skipping the events entirely? or you just HAVE to hop from event to event?
    I'm sure you can attempt to do it that way. I'm not sure why you would, but sure. You can skip hearts if you want, those are by no means necessary, you will end up completing some anyways just doing random events anyways. I don't know if you can skip ALL events, that kinda kills the entire reason to play PvE, for me at least. It would be hard to NOT to complete at least a few events just killing random mobs out in the world.

    Of course, you could always level up solely in WvW. Those are still events (taking keep, defending keeps, supply caravans etc...) but it's something you'd be doing anyways regardless.

    A-net has even come out and said that you could lvl 1-80 only through crafting if you wanted to.
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  11. #27651
    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    The book's the best part imo.
    Indeed, I love those books.
    Although, there's some other cool stuff in it too.

    So happy I got that, can't wait to get mine, will be mine within the 25. and 28. if the retailer is to believe.
    Last edited by Arrowstormen; 2012-08-21 at 06:54 PM.

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    Well, maybe I should had explained better. I'm pretty sure the events are fun, and I'm also pretty sure that getting rid of the "I must level up" mindset is the first step in just getting in the game and enjoying it (much like how we rarely care what level we are in skyrim, we just plunge into this virtual world and enjoy it in all its glory)

    However, and this was the "armor-piercing question" by my friend: What about alts?

    After you've leveled your 6th character to 80, the whole "shiny and new" perspective is gone, adn you just want that sucker on the level cap ASAP so you can get back to your main (In the case that you are like us, and just NEEDS to have 1 of each class at the cap, regardless of which one is your main)

    So yeah, we could forget about leveling and just enjoy the world, but eventually (roughly by the 6th alt) its gonna boil down to "get this toon to the cap as fast as you can" and since events can't be rushed................ there is a valid point on whether or not there is an alternative way to level up.

    It happened to me before, with the revamped vanilla zones in cataclysm, (Specially zones like silverpine and redridge) I was having so much fun, I essentially forgot I was leveling up and just immersed myself on the story. But by the sixth alt I just wanted to blaze through it all.

    Por que odiar si amar es mas dulce? (*^_^*)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derah View Post
    adn you just want that sucker on the level cap ASAP
    Why would that be the case?

    Won't matter if it's your 6th toon. If you're repeating a race by then, the leveling areas will likely have new events put in, yielding a much different leveling experience. Plus having different personal story options.
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    I hope you haven't forgotten my role in this little story. I'm the leading man. You know what they say about the leading man? He never dies.

    If you give in to your impulses in this world, the price is that it changes your personality in the real world. The player and character are one and the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derah View Post
    Well, maybe I should had explained better. I'm pretty sure the events are fun, and I'm also pretty sure that getting rid of the "I must level up" mindset is the first step in just getting in the game and enjoying it (much like how we rarely care what level we are in skyrim, we just plunge into this virtual world and enjoy it in all its glory)

    However, and this was the "armor-piercing question" by my friend: What about alts?

    After you've leveled your 6th character to 80, the whole "shiny and new" perspective is gone, adn you just want that sucker on the level cap ASAP so you can get back to your main (In the case that you are like us, and just NEEDS to have 1 of each class at the cap, regardless of which one is your main)

    So yeah, we could forget about leveling and just enjoy the world, but eventually (roughly by the 6th alt) its gonna boil down to "get this toon to the cap as fast as you can" and since events can't be rushed................ there is a valid point on whether or not there is an alternative way to level up.

    It happened to me before, with the revamped vanilla zones in cataclysm, (Specially zones like silverpine and redridge) I was having so much fun, I essentially forgot I was leveling up and just immersed myself on the story. But by the sixth alt I just wanted to blaze through it all.
    Ignoring the fact that your leveling experience will be different on each alt (experience different DEs unless you always wait around for them, plus new ones will constantly be added)...

    People were saying that WvW, at least in BWE2 (maybe the others too), is the most efficient method of leveling. At least one person got to 80 through WvW. So that's always an option (unless things change).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryngo Blackratchet View Post
    Yeah, Rhandric is right, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
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    Yeah, Rhandric is right, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhandric View Post
    You're a page late
    I was asleep

  18. #27658
    Quote Originally Posted by Mif View Post
    I was asleep
    Excuses excuses

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    Yeah, Rhandric is right, as usual.

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    Pre-purchase items avaible now on stress test.

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    This is the first time iv played the game and after 25 minutes im in love. The graphics are brilliant and the combat is so smooth....im blown away tbh.

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